This past summer, with the lights out on Broadway due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a theater in the rural Berkshires decided that the world, or at least western Massachusetts, needed live theater now more than ever.
Two University of Lynchburg theatre graduates attracted national media attention for a joint venture aimed at entertaining and educating children during the COVID-19 pandemic.
When classes went online in March, everyone at the University of Lynchburg had to figure out how to carry on while being physically separated. Students in Curtain Call, for instance, usually spend the semester at Dillard Fine Arts Center. They work on Curtain Up, a spring concert of original songs written in collaboration with New York City songwriters.
The University of Lynchburg Theatre Department will present “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” which has been described as a “comical tale of several socially awkward youngsters finding joy, heartache, and a purpose in competing at the regional spelling bee.” The play will be presented Thursday, October 24, through Sunday, October 27, in the […]